You may be a welder, a construction worker, or a forklift operator. Whatever your industry, the right footwear for the job is crucial. And if changing footwear throughout the day is part of your routine, slip-on designs are easier to pull on and off, saving you time and effort.
We have a range of slip-on work boots and shoes that are up to the challenges of your day, carrying you through while exceeding your expectations for fit, feel, and durability.
Which pair of KEEN Utility slip-on boots is right for you?
The right boot depends on your situation. Pick the statement that fits you best:
“I prefer slip-on boots, and my work requires a safety toe.”
KEEN Utility boots feature asymmetrical toe protection. Each boot has a toe cap that's shaped to fit your left or right foot, protecting it from the big toe to the little toe.
We recommend the men’s and women's Seattle Romeo aluminum toe boot. They feature aluminum toe caps, which are 30-50% lighter than steel and have a sleeker appearance than a composite safety toe. They get their structured, supportive design from a TPU shank along the midfoot. A non-mutilating upper reduces the chance of marking or scratching surfaces in fabrication settings. And the oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole is made with multidirectional lugs to grip the ground. A removable PU insole allows you to replace as needed or swap for your own insole, ensuring a great all-day feel.
Fans Say: “I bought these as barn boots. I have been very happy with a lace up KEEN work boot but wanted something I could easily slip on. I now find myself doing lawn work and other stuff in them because they are so comfortable but still protective.” - JT
“Awesome work boots! I’m a welder, and I wanted a durable boot that was also cute and most importantly easy to take on and off. At some job sites I have to change shoes, so these are perfect!” - Maddy
“I don’t need a safety toe, I’m just looking for a solid all-round work boot.”
For a versatile boot that can take on lots of different jobs and be worn in off-hours as well, we suggest the men’s and women’s Seattle Romeo soft toe boot. This work boot features KEEN.PROTECT soft toes that help safeguard against minor impact but are not reinforced with a secondary crush resistance. The multidirectional lug outsole is oil- and slip-resistant for use on everything from manufacturing floors to muddy worksites.
Fans Say: “I have bought these boots for working in my shop and they are great. … Comfortable and durable so far. I find that I wear them more often outside of the shop than usual.” - Peter
“I work in the wine industry, and this boot is perfect for my work. It can withstand lots of water with no leaking. They are also very easy to slip on, comfortable, and light!” - Maddie
“I need a waterproof slip-on boot.”
Many KEEN Utility boots will resist water. But for wet environments where it’s important to keep feet fully dry (whether from rain, hoses, or standing water), try the men’s CSA Philadelphia Wellington waterproof carbon-fiber toe boots. These pull-on work boots feature a KEEN.DRY membrane that seals out moisture but still allows your foot to breathe. They’re exceptionally stable and have a great feel thanks to a KEEN Luftcell midsole which is infused with air for lightweight cushioning. And they’re tough as nails: the barnyard-resistant leather upper resists the damaging effects of caustic chemicals, and a non-metallic, puncture-resistant plate helps protect from sharp objects penetrating the sole.
Fans Say: “I've put 8 to 12 hour days into these, and they are holding up well after 2 weeks. Took some breaking-in time, but my feet are comfortable and ready to work the next day.” - Burkey
The difference is in the fit
Whichever slip-on work boot you choose, you’re getting the KEEN hiker fit that comes with it. KEEN Utility is the only brand bringing the fit and feel of a hiking boot into pro-grade work boots. A snug heel cup supports your heel, and a spacious forefoot allows for greater freedom of movement and a natural toe position. We spent years perfecting our hiking boot fit, then brought everything we know back to the jobsite.